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4 Ways ASAP54 is Changing the Way Women Shop Online

Commerce is changing rapidly and responsiveness is the new trend. People don’t just buy because advertisements tell them what the new trend entails – social platforms have provided a new era of organic, word-of-mouth marketing. Ecommerce has exploded in the last 10 years, providing opportunities in entrepreneurship with low start-up costs via ecommerce platforms.  If you have something to sell, whether it is software, information products, or even fashion, there is an ecommerce platform that can turn goods into cash.

A new mobile application has emerged as the first ever to provide fashion and social trend setting functionality to the consumer on the go. ASAP54 is a new mobile application that combines the social fashion community with the latest in visual recognition technology, allowing women to hunt down and share fashions instantaneously. This powerful application is revolutionary in many ways, but mostly provides an amazing experience for fashion enthusiasts and new comers alike.

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Inspiration – Pinterest was the pioneer in visually appealing inspiration for individuals across the globe. For ASAP54, think Pinterest specifically for the fashion industry, with a little social love on the side. Women are not just shopping anymore for fashions set forth by clothing brands across the world – they are living the experience of trend-setting ideas. Inspiration for fashion creates real-time, current clothing trends that allow women all over the world to express themselves through style and have fun with friends while doing it. Sometimes words are not enough and a picture is worth a thousand of them – ASAP54 solves this problem with flying colors. If you’re still not inspired through social interactions with friends, there’s no reason to sweat – ASAP54 offers a unique team of in-house stylists that will cater to your every desire.

Point-of-Sale Buying Opportunities – When women shop for fashion it can be a lengthy process where emotions are high and credit cards are out – they want to buy but don’t have a safe, secure opportunity to do so online. Does this fit me? Will I truly get what I want? How does this look on me? All of these questions are answered with ASAP54, where women are able to customize their fashion purchases and safely commit to the transaction with the help of professional, in-house stylists doing the heavy lifting for them. The experience is personalized and customer service is amazing.

Mobile Consultation – Whenever you wanted advice on fashion in the past, you needed to go to a department store or specialty clothing store to ask a sales associate about different fashion trends and how you look in them. Well, not with ASAP54 – you’re able to ask friends, find styles that work for you, and consult with professionals free of charge. The entire shopping experience is brought to your fingertips, on the go, and with the click of a button. Talk about convenience with a personal touch.

Top of the Line Technology – Before ASAP54, women shopped while looking at still JPEGS on a crowded site, full of choices but lacking design elements. These sites like Amazon and eBay, although effective in simple purchases, don’t provide women with the mobile shopping experience that they deserve. ASAP54 provides users with the top visual recognition technology in the industry, allowing women to crop images and find designs from those cropped collections of styles accumulated in their digital closet wish list. The application is free to download and is worth the time to investigate – whether you’re interested in the next big trend or just interested in finding a style that matches your personality. The app is available at www.asap54.com and contact information is also available for women interested in the next big thing.

Matthew Hall has worked in eCommerce for years, and now shares what he has learned through his writing. For businesses looking to get ahead, he highly recommends adopting a solid electronic shopping platform, and rather than building one from scratch he recommends visiting www.fastspring.com.

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More Ways to Customize Your Creations

When it comes to making your own clothing items, you need to have a way for people to get to know the creator. A terrific way to express your brand is through a custom made label. At http://www.clothinglabels4u.com, they have a line of custom labels to fit every budget. Unlike some of the other clothing label companies, Clothing Labels 4U also offers their custom label services with no set-up fees, low prices, fast service, and low minimum amounts for purchasing.

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The Cadillac of the label selection is the custom woven label. You may choose from a selection of fabric like damask, taffeta, satin, and semi-damask. Unlike many competitors, at http://clothinglabels4u.com these deluxe fabric woven labels also come in an iron-on version for those who prefer the fabric labels, but want them to lie flat against the clothing item, instead of sewing them at the seams.

As well as the woven labels, Clothing Labels 4U offers a version in leather or pleather, just like those from your favorite pair of jeans, but you can have it personalized with your own logo or design.

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For those customers who are looking for a more economical way to label their clothing creations, they may choose a printed label, which may be purchased on 100% cotton fabric, cotton twill, or 100% canvas. With the printed labels, it gives http://wwwclothing4u.com the ability to use images with intricate designs or high definition. They even use thermoplastic polyurethane, which are not only transparent, but also resistant to high temperatures.

At Clothing Labels 4U, you can even order rubber, silicone, or PVC tagless labels or Made in the USA, which are not offered by all label manufacturers, but expect to pay a little bit more for the Made in America process.

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Finding Quality Jewelry From Around the Globe

People who are fans of pearls often want to shop exclusively with quality dealers. Because they may only want genuine pearls for their collections, shopping with a dealer who has a reputation for providing genuine quality pieces can be important. If they lack such a dealer in their local area or they want the convenience of shopping online, these individuals may choose to browse the selections online on websites like www.ThePearlSource.com.

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When they shop at a website like this one, they can browse at their leisure and find pieces that are beautiful and unique. Many pearl fans, for example, may be unaware of all of the different locations where these jewels are found. They can look at those that come from the South Sea region, as well as those that come from Japan, Tahiti, or the Golden or White Seas. They can compare and contrast the pearls to find ones that suit their particular shopping purposes.

Likewise, they can select accessories that they need or want for their jewelry boxes. Many women consider at least one pearl necklaces to be a must-have for their jewelry collection. They can consider all of the necklaces on the website and find those that suit their length and style needs. In addition to necklaces, many women like to pair their collections with earrings. They can shop online to find earrings with pearls in them so that they can dress in an ensemble that is fashionable and well-coordinated.

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Earrings and necklaces make the basis for any quality jewelry basis; however, many women as well like to add other pieces like pendants and rings. When it comes to rings, some ladies recall that pearl rings can be particularly elegant additions to an outfit. When they have one of these rings on, they may receive compliments and admiring glances because of the style and appeal that comes with wearing them.

In addition, women who perhaps do not want to wear a necklace can wear a pendant instead. A pendant can be placed near the collar or on the shoulder area of an outfit to provide the same beauty and appeal as a necklace would. This option might be suitable for outfits that have scoop necks or boat collars.

Shopping online for pearls can be an option for people who only want quality pieces. They can find pieces that come from various geographic locations like the South Sea.

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Who Wears Short Shorts?

Summer is no time to hide behind long pants. Show off those legs in our the season’s cutest shorts. Plus shorts are so versatile, each pair can be worn with flat sandals for a day running around or dressed up with heels and jewelry for a night out! So throw on a pair of short shorts and you’re good to go.

Try a loose cotton short for a sophisticated French girl feel. Rhyme Los Angeles Floral Shortie has a drawstring waistline and front pockets. The loose feel lends itself to a relaxed silhouette, perfect for any occasion.

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Play with graphic prints for summer perfection. Ella Moss Paz Chambray Short is playful without looking as if you shopped in your tween cousin’s closet. Made of 100% cotton with metal accents on the drawstring, you’ll feel cool and confident all day (and night) long.

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Crochet isn’t just for your grandmother anymore. Black Swan Emma Crochet Shortie features a flattering scalloped hem and crochet detailing. There’s just something about them that makes you feel fancy the moment you put them on, but the comfortable cotton fabric makes them just as appropriate for lunch.

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And for you daring gents, try the outlandish M.Nii Quasimodo shorts. Not only is this bottom piece short, it’s quite loud too. Proceed with caution!

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Viva La France

We admit it, at heart we’re a bit of a Francophile. There’s just something so undeniably chic and effortless about French style. While we can’t get you on a plane to Paris, we can help you copy that iconic look and send you out for crêpes!

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For an easy French fix, throw on a striped top and some red lipstick. Glamorous Shadow Stripe Top paired with fitted jeans just feels so right. Or opt for a short sleeve tee, such as Pim + Larkin Metallic Stripe Shirt and tuck it into a flouncy skirt for a great outfit with a little je ne sais quoi.

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Sundry Clothing, Inc. J’aime La Vie Tee has 3/4 sleeves, a center back seam and a relaxed fit. However, it’s the fun scribbled-on French saying, which translates to “I love life” making this tee a home run.

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Add a whimsical touch to your French outfit obsession with a BCBG Pardon My French tote. With it’s dual meaning, this tote is cheeky and fun but with it’s great shape, it is sure to complement your outfit.

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Finish your look off with a great shoe. French Connection Effie is a pointed toe pump with a low heel (only 2 1/4 inches!) which makes it a great choice for all occasions.

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Guide to Men’s Accessorizing (Infographic!)

I came across this neat infographic that succinctly addresses the various ways a fashionable man can integrate accessories into his ensembles. Check it out below!


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Budding Fashion Designer? Get Your Name Out There Creatively!

Some fashion designers have such a distinctive style that it is easy to pick their clothing items out in a crowd, but with some, it is all in the label.  Personally, I am not a fan of the “tagless” label because sometimes it can look very cheap and it starts to peel off over time.  There are even a few clothing designers like Louis Dell’Olio, formerly with Anne Klein, and George Simonton, who has been an instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC for over 25 years, that have resisted the idea of tagless items and have proudly displayed their names on custom woven labels.
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If you have ventured out and created some of your own designs, whether it is a sewn, crafted, or knitted item, the label with your own name or logo on it is the icing on the cake.  It is one of the things that distinguishes your personalized clothing tags from everyone else’s. THere are many services online for producing woven clothing labels. With many of them, you can choose your wording and design from 300 symbols, 19 color, and 19 different font types.  The tags are then woven in a damask weave for durability with washing and style.  They are constructed of 100% polyester and can be applied by hand or with any regular sewing machine.  At the average price of $50 per 21 labels, it is an economical way to add that perfect touch to your own designs.  For those who would rather have the label lying flat on the fabric, there is also an iron-on version.

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As far as clothing labels go, there are less expensive ones out there, but they are usually printed on a pressed-type polyester fabric and not only don’t have the “presence” of the woven fabric labels, but also can tear and deteriorate more quickly.

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So, if you are going to put your heart and soul into an item that you created, then, choose a quality label to proudly display your name creatively. Also, if you are looking for the perfect packaging, many of these sites also have printed ribbon and hang tags to give your creation that personal touch.

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